Catechetical leaders are called to foster the development of a living, conscious, and active faith that is founded on an ongoing encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ in communion with the Catholic Church, the Body of Christ. The current K-12 Religion Curriculum Guide, which is organized around the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Creed, Sacrament, Christian Life, and Prayer, provides a framework for catechesis in parishes and for religious education in schools. For information about the correlation of a specific textbook series with the curriculum, consult the publisher or contact the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship (OED).
Please note: This curriculum is under review in light of the 2020 Directory for Catechesis and other developments since the curriculum was published. OED will keep leaders updated as next steps and plans develop.
The K-12 Religion Curriculum Guide was adopted for the Archdiocese of Atlanta with permission from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Office of Catholic Education.
The Guidelines for Catholic Religious Education in the Home provide parents and parish religious education staff with information to facilitate faith formation in a home setting while maintaining a connection to the parish community.
Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series
The Archdiocese of Atlanta adheres to the “Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series” provided by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism. This Conformity List is a list of catechetical texts or series which have been judged to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pastors, however, may choose to define a parish appropriate list of approved texts or require a specific text be used.